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Chocolate covered eggs

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If you are looking for perfect Easter dessert then theese chocolate covered eggs are exactly what you need. They are made with cake sponge, orange zest and sweetened condensed milk inside and covered in chocolate. You can make them in diffrent sizes and serve as separate dessert or as decoration for cake.

chocolate covered eggs

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What do you need to make chocolate covered eggs?

  • Cake sponge. You can use your favorite cake sponge “from box” or folow my recipe below. Chocolate sponge cake from Kartoshka dessert will work too.
  • Sweetened condensed milk. This is main ingredient for filling.
  • Chocolate. You can use your favorite chocolate. I used Callebaut Milk chocoalte for this recipe. Chocolate melting wafers are good too.

Ingredients for cake sponge 

How to make cake sponge

Preheat oven to 350o

Line baking pan with parchment paper. In the small bowl sift all-purpose flour and baking power. Set aside. 

In the mixing bowl whip eggs and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. 

Add vegetable oil and warm milk. Mix well. Add flour mixture and orange zest. Mix with spatula. Transfer batter into baking pan and level up with spatula. 

Bake at 350oF for 15-18 minutes or until clean toothpick. 

Remove cake sponge from the oven and let cool completely. Cover it into plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator. 

How to make chocolate covered eggs

In the mixing bowl mix cake sponge and condensed milk with spatula or your hands. Do not add all condensed milk at once. The cake mixture should be like wet sand. 

Tip from Marina: at this step you can add orange zest into the cake mixture. 

Scoop the cake mixture and roll into a ball, then into an egg shape. Place shaped eggs onto pan lined with parchment paper. Place into the freezer for 30-40 minutes. 

How to cover eggs in chocolate 

Melt milk chocolate using method of your choice: in the microwave or over a pan of simmering water. Add grapeseed oil (or coconut oil) and mix well. Dip each egg into chocolate and place on parchment paper. Decorate as desired.

How to store chocolate covered eggs

Store chocolate covered eggs in the refregirator for 4-5 days. They are also good for freezing for a few months. This is perfect “make ahead” dessert.

chocolate covered eggs

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Chocolate covered eggs

Chocolate covered eggs are made with cake sponge, orange zest and sweetened condensed milk inside and covered in milk chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Marina of www.everythingmarina.com

Equipment

  • stand mixer or electric hand mixer

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • cup vegetable oil 
  • ¾ cup milk warm
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • zest of one orange
  • ½ can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups melted milk chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350oF.
  • Line baking pan with parchment paper. 
  • In the small bowl sift all-purpose flour and baking power. Set aside. 
  • In the mixing bowl whip eggs and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Add vegetable oil and warm milk. Mix well.
  • . Add flour mixture and orange zest. Mix with spatula.
  • Transfer batter into baking pan and level up with spatula. 
  • Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes or until clean toothpick. 
  • Remove cake sponge from the oven and let cool completely. Cover it into plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.
  • In the mixing bowl mix cake sponge and condensed milk with spatula or your hands. Do not add all condensed milk at once. The cake mixture should be like wet sand. 
  • Scoop the cake mixture and roll into a ball, then into an egg shape. 
  • Place shaped eggs onto pan lined with parchment paper. Place into the freezer for 30-40 minutes. 
  • Melt milk chocolate in the microwave or over a pan of simmering water. Add grapeseed oil (or coconut oil) and mix well. 
  • Dip each egg into chocolate and place on parchment paper.
  • Decorate as desired.

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